The Last Days

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We’ve only got a week and a half left! Can you believe it? Below is a list of what’s going on each day next week. Please look over this list with your child. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Mrs. McRorie and Ms. Ross.

We are looking forward to a wonderful end to the year!


Monday 5/14
  • AAA Olympics STEM Challenge Day
  • Yearbook Signing
  • Wear your STEM shirt or House colors
  • Bring pen, autograph book or journal if you did not buy a yearbook.
  • Purchased Yearbooks will be distributed on this day
Tuesday 5/15
  • 5th Grade Field Day – 9:00 – 11:40
  • Dress comfy – Wear your House shirt/colors
  • Students need to wear tennis shoes and sunscreen
  • Bring water!
  • Parents are welcome to come
Wednesday 5/16
  • 5th Grade End of Year Celebration 9:00 – 10:30
  • AAA Olympic Closing Ceremony
  • Rain or Shine, the Celebration will happen!
  • Celebration may be shifted to Gym and Bus Port if it rains.
  • Parents are welcome to come to the Celebration
Thursday 5/17
  • PJ’s, Pig Out, Puzzles and Purge Day – today we will clean the room and purge all personal items to go home.
  • This will be done in Target as well
  • Wear school appropriate PJ’s, bring a blanket and pillow
  • Bring a bag for all your items
  • Bring a snack to share with friends and a drink for yourself
  • Bring in good books to read, puzzle or color books, games, etc.


Friday 5/18
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Be sure your child’s permission form has been filled out and turned in.
Tuesday 5/22

Weds. 5/23

  • Early Release Days
  • No backpacks on the LAST day of school.
Wednesday 5/23
  • 5th Grade Awards Ceremony immediately followed by the 5th Grade Walk
  • This event begins promptly at 8:00 am in the cafeteria.
  • Students should dress nicely.
  • Family is welcome.
  • For the walk, some students choose to bring flowers to give to their previous teachers.  Flowers are optional.



Math Study Guide

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Hello Team McRoss,

We have finished the ELA portion of the Milestones, and the students have been doing a great job! We are so proud of all their hard work. Tomorrow and Friday are the math portion. We began a review packet in class earlier this week, but were not able to finish. I am sending the packet home as some of the students said they wanted to finish it. The questions come straight from a Milestones study guide and are very good review. I am posting the answers to the study guide below.

Let’s keep up the great work and finish the week strong!

Answer Key:

  1. B
  2. Part A: Expression A Part B: Order of Operations says to do parentheses first then multiplication. In A I multiply by a bigger number than B. That is why Expression A has a greater value.
  3. Part A: To solve this problem, you must divide the craft sticks into groups so that each student gets the same amount. Part B: In order for each of the 14 students to get an equal amount of craft sticks, 644 must be divided into 14 groups. The answer is 46 craft sticks.
  4. C
  5. Part A: This expression is wrong because Order of Operations says we must multiply before we add, but Rita needs to add first. Part B: She needs to put parentheses around 5+7 so we have to solve addition first. 3 x (5+7).
  6. Part A: 2.9 miles Part B: The total number of units is 8.7. They are split evenly into 3 groups. Each group has 2.9 units. It shows 8.7 divided by 3 equals 2.9.
  7. Part A: Anita’s mixture is 1/12 more than one cup. Part B: She could round 1/3 to 0 and 3/4 to 1. 0+1=1 and 1 is less than 2. Part C: The sum is 11/12 less than 2.
  8. B
  9. A
  10. C
  11. C
  12. B
  13. C
  14. C (Error in answer. It should be 23/24)
  15. D
  16. D
  17. Part A: (1,2) (2,4) (3,6) (4,8) (5,10) Part B: The x values increase by 1 and the y values increase by 2.
  18. C
  19. D
  20. C
  21. Part A: parallelogram Part B: It has 2 sets of parallel sides. Part C: It is also a quadrilateral because it has 4 sides and 4 angles. It is also a trapezoid because it has at least one set of parallel sides.
  22. B
  23. Part A: Total length of paintings: 11 feet I converted 54 inches into 4.5 feet and 1 yard into 3 feet. Then I added all three values together. Part B: Total length of paintings: 132 inches I converted 11 feet into 132 inches by multiplying 11 by 12 since there are 12 inches in one foot.
  24. D


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Hello Team McRoss,

I wanted to send out some quick reminders as we look forward to our LAST DAY before Spring Break!

  1. The Fraction Re-Take Quiz is tomorrow – students should look over their notes and can find additional practice on USA Test Prep or in their Math Workbooks.
  2. Countdown Vocabulary Quiz is tomorrow
  3. Mini-Metropolis is due tomorrow for Mrs. McRorie’s homeroom
  4. The Fraction Books are due tomorrow
  5. We have STEM Lab tomorrow!
  6. We have our Pizza Party tomorrow for having 100% participation in the STEMtastic Campaign!

Looking forward to a great sendoff to Spring Break!

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Help Us Meet Our Goal!

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Hello Team McRoss,

Our STEM-tastic Campaign is almost over! Because 100% of our students benefit from the resources and technology provided by the Foundation, Mrs. McRorie and I believe 100% of our students should participate in giving back to the Foundation.

In order to motivate 100% of our students to donate to the Foundation we have decided on the following:

  1. If either homeroom has 100% participation, that homeroom will no longer have ANY homework for the
    remainder of the year. That’s right, no math, no reading, NO HOMEWORK!
  2. If BOTH homerooms have 100% participation, we will increase our recess to TWO TIMES A DAY beginning after Milestones. TWO TIMES A DAY, PEOPLE!

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Remember, no donation is too small! Students can bring the money into school or donations can be made online at


We look forward to having NO HOMEWORK and DOUBLE RECESS! Help us reach our goal of 100% participation!